Covid-19 is blue-eyed boy as serious diseases abandoned

Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease medical illustration. 

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What you need to know:

  • Not since the advent of HIV/Aids in the early 1980s has a disease gripped a nation’s imagination as has the coronavirus.
  • What is needed is a multi-pronged approach to healthcare because, NCDs too, have been a pandemic.

Has our national response to Covid-19 been overhyped? That’s the billion-shilling question — for not since the advent of HIV/Aids in the early 1980s has a disease gripped a nation’s imagination as has the coronavirus, which was first reported in Kenya 19 months ago.

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